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AFAR Grantee Conference

Jun 1
2015

AFAR Grantee Conference

The purpose of the annual AFAR Grantee Conference is to promote scientific and personal exchanges among recent AFAR grantees and experts in the fields of geriatrics and gerontology. The 2014 Conference will be held in Santa Barbara, California at Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel from June 1 - 3. The 2015 meeting agenda is being developed and will be posted when it is available. The conference program booklet for 2014 can be downloaded here. 


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Partner Event: Does the Mediterranean Diet Still Exist?

May 14
2015

Partner Event: Does the Mediterranean Diet Still Exist?

On May 14, 2015 the National Research Council of Italy will be host the expo entitled “Does the Mediterranean Diet Still Exist.” For more information about this event please visit the National Research Council of Italy’s website here. Nutrition is a key ingredient to living a healthier, longer life.  Visit our educational resource, InfoAging.org for best nutrition practices to promote healthy aging, carefully edited by AFAR experts.


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Roundtable Discussion: Care in the Aging Era: Preparing for the Financial, Social and Family Responsibilities

Nov 12
2014

Roundtable Discussion: Care in the Aging Era: Preparing for the Financial, Social and Family Responsibilities

Join financial, scientific and policy experts for an intimate conversation about the changing care needs brought on by the 21st-century aging shift.  At a time when Alzheimer's is on the rise and traditional retirement is becoming a thing of the past, tools to ensure financial preparedness and supportive workplace initiatives will be critical for personal and societal success.     Moderated by AFAR Board Member and Executive Director of the Global Coalition on Aging, Michael W. Hodin, PhD, this roundtable will explore ways to prepare for the care of our loved ones and ourselves and share…


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LEADERS IN FINANCE AND PHILANTHOPY HONORED AT AFAR REGIONAL AWARDS DINNER

Nov 12
2014

LEADERS IN FINANCE AND PHILANTHOPY HONORED AT AFAR REGIONAL AWARDS DINNER

On November 12th, 2014, AFAR hosted its Regional Awards Dinner at the Lotos Club in New York City. More than ninety guests attended to help raise nearly $130,000 in support of AFAR’s work to advance healthy aging through biomedical research. Themed “Health & Wealth,” the event honored leaders from the financial and philanthropic sectors for their dedication to aging research.             AFAR Medical Officer Richard Besdine, M.D.; Chairman’s Award honoree Andy Sieg, Managing Director and Head of Global Wealth & Retirement Solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Presenter, …


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2014 Scientific Awards Presentation and Lectures

Nov 7
2014

2014 Scientific Awards Presentation and Lectures

    On Friday, November 7 at 5:00 pm, AFAR will present its 2014 Scientific Awards during a special ceremony at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in Washington D.C.  “These awards are given annually to members of the aging research community whose work advances the field, and advances our understanding of aging,” notes AFAR Executive Director Stephanie Lederman, EdM. “Both awards are named in honor of farsighted scientists, and the recipients are chosen for their vision and accomplishments as well.”  Nominations for the awards are by invitation, and are…


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